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Petrol, LPG prices to remain stable at pumps – NPA

Prices of petrol and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)  will remain fairly stable at the pumps from January 1, 2018, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced. The NPA in a statement explained that, this is “in line with a drop in crude and petroleum prices on the world market, as well as stability in the exchange rate.” The Authority added that, ...

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CBOD calls for calm in cylinder recirculation disagreement

The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) is calling for calm in the ongoing disagreement between the LPG Marketers Association and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) over the proposed cylinder recirculation program. The LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana has accused government of a grand scheme to wipe them out of business. According to the association, its members have been ...

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Over 100 LPG stations fail NPA test, 71 closed down

Out of 276 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations inspected so far, 108 have been found not to be in full compliance with all regulatory and technical requirements. Consequently, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) closed down 71 filling stations due to non-compliance with some regulatory and technical requirements. However, 26 of the filling stations closed down have been re-opened after ...

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LPG Marketers blackmailing gov’t – Wereko Brobby

Former Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Charles Wereko Brobby, has condemned the LPG Marketers Association’s decision to suspend operations nationwide, describing it as an attempt to blackmail government. Mr. Brobby on the Citi Breakfast Show indicated that, the move is a knee-jerk reaction aimed at pushing government to meet the demands of the Association, adding that, the ...

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LPG distributors threaten strike over cylinder re-circulation policy

Citi News has learnt that LPG distributors in the country may suspend their services soon. This is to protest government’s decision to implement the cylinder re-circulation module, which was proposed by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to ensure that LPG filling points are sited out of densely populated areas and commercial centres. These plants will procure, brand, maintain and fill ...

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Don’t stampede gov’t into closing fuel stations – OMCs

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC), has appealed to the government to undertake a thorough examination of the Atomic Junction Gas explosion before it comes out with a national policy on fire outbreaks at the pumps. The Atomic Junction gas explosion, which occurred on Saturday, claimed the lives of seven people, injuring over a hundred others. Following the explosion, ...

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Our outlets are not death-traps – LPG Marketers

The LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana, has hit back at claims that the Liquefied Petroleum Gas refill points across the country pose a threat to the safety of Ghanaians who patronize them. Pressure Group, Occupy Ghana, called for the temporary closure of all on-site dispensing of LPG which must be sustained at least until the appropriate state agencies enforce ...

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Energy Ministry withdraws LPG draft policy after uproar

The Energy Ministry has withdrawn the draft national LPG policy following massive opposition from some stakeholders. The Tanker Drivers Association expressed outrage over some components of the draft policy saying it will put its members out of business and create a monopoly for oil company Puma Energy. The drivers also planned to demonstrate against the government if it did not suspend ...

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Cylinder Recirculation Module will collapse our businesses – LPG marketers

The Public Relations Officer of the LPG Marketers Association, Bernard Owiredu has expressed his outfit’s disquiet over the National Petroleum Authority’s plan to introduce the Cylinder Recirculation Module. According to him, the current module is targeted at collapsing their businesses despite their long operation within the industry. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, Mr. Owiredu said the policy ...

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Energy ministry seeks new safe LPG distribution policy

The Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko, has indicated that, the ministry is working on a policy that will ensure the safe distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country. This according to him, is part of government’s attempt to prevent fuel related accidents that have hit the country. Speaking at the Luncheon Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (Ghana), last ...

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